Aotea, Porirua

15 hours ago

Poll: Should Aayla be allowed to play?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A team of keen young Petone rugby league players will forfeit their points and risk disqualifying themselves in an upcoming tournament because one of their star players is banned.
The reason? She’s a girl. Aayla Toman, 13, has been told she’s not allowed to play in the u13 boys’ grade in … View more
A team of keen young Petone rugby league players will forfeit their points and risk disqualifying themselves in an upcoming tournament because one of their star players is banned.
The reason? She’s a girl. Aayla Toman, 13, has been told she’s not allowed to play in the u13 boys’ grade in Wellington’s Pacific Youth Cup because of her gender – something that led her club team, the u13 Petone Panthers, to play her ‘illegally’ all season.
New Zealand Rugby League rules state the maximum age for males and females to play in mixed gender full contact rugby league is 12 years of age.

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Should Aayla be allowed to play?
  • 75.3% Yes
    75.3% Complete
  • 24.7% No
    24.7% Complete
300 votes
1 day ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Who recognises this famous photo from the Stuff archives?
Hint: It has come to represent a pivotal moment in New Zealand history.

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9 hours ago

What's On: ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE (2013)

David from Brooklyn

Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton play Adam and Eve, blood-sipping lovers since time began, in Jim Jarmusch’s impossibly cool foray into vampirism. “Passionate and consummately chic.” –Screendaily. Trailer at https://filmsocietywellington.net.nz/
ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE (2013)
  • Embassy Grand
7 hours ago

Keep your cemetery tidy

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Porirua City Council cemetery staff need your help keeping Whenua Tapu Cemetery tidy to show respect to the more than 10,000 people who call it their final resting place.
Bottles and glass vases are regularly broken and end up strewn on the grass, acting parks operations manager Mark Hammond says.
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Porirua City Council cemetery staff need your help keeping Whenua Tapu Cemetery tidy to show respect to the more than 10,000 people who call it their final resting place.
Bottles and glass vases are regularly broken and end up strewn on the grass, acting parks operations manager Mark Hammond says.
"Our staff do their best to respect and look after ornaments, keepsakes, flowers and other items by placing them back where we believe they’ve come from, but it is often difficult to work out where," he says.
"Flowers, bottles and other ornaments can get caught by mowers and line trimmers, making it not only a safety issue for staff but also it’s heart-breaking to be taking so many items to the skip. We need to keep Whenua Tapu tidy for the whole community to enjoy when they visit."
Some of the lighter items, like plastic flowers, can end up in streams and in Taupō Swamp, making them hazardous to birdlife and our natural environment.
If you want to learn more about the best ways you can ensure your loved ones’ tributes are looked after and stay put, come along to our Whenua Tapu open day on Saturday 7 November from 12-2pm.

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10 hours ago

Falls prevention

Lorna Harvey from Age Concern Wellington

There’s a new exercise class in town! Yes, another one… but this one is special: it’s a falls prevention exercise class for seniors, and it only costs a gold coin. Age Concern Wellington’s Ann Dalziel has started three new weekly classes in Lower Hutt (Knox Church), Khandallah (St Barnabas … View moreThere’s a new exercise class in town! Yes, another one… but this one is special: it’s a falls prevention exercise class for seniors, and it only costs a gold coin. Age Concern Wellington’s Ann Dalziel has started three new weekly classes in Lower Hutt (Knox Church), Khandallah (St Barnabas Church), and Churton Park (community centre). Age Concern Wellington now has 25 Steady as You Go exercise classes running each week around the Wellington Region. From Upper Hutt to Island Bay and over to Whitby, there’s a class near you.

“My balance has improved so much,” says one class participant, “and I’ve made many new friends here.”

These classes are designed to improve strength and balance and help prevent a fall. Steady as You Go classes improve balance and leg strength, flexibility, general fitness, and wellbeing. But most importantly perhaps, these classes are a great way to meet new people.

Classes consist of a combination of sitting, standing and walking exercises, and take around an hour. Call 04 499 6648 or visit www.ageconcernwellington.org.nz... for more information.

Falls are not a natural part of ageing!

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1 day ago

Porirua mall hosts Diwali celebrations this weekend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

North City Mall is the place to celebrate Diwal this weekend.
From 12 noon to 2pm on both days, Diwali activities at the mall will feature cultural performances including traditional classical dances, bhangra, Bollywood zumba, music, henna painting and art work, rangoli, Indian sweets and snacks, … View more
North City Mall is the place to celebrate Diwal this weekend.
From 12 noon to 2pm on both days, Diwali activities at the mall will feature cultural performances including traditional classical dances, bhangra, Bollywood zumba, music, henna painting and art work, rangoli, Indian sweets and snacks, and lucky draws.
Dignitaries expected to attend include India’s High Commissioner to New Zealand, Muktesh Pardeshi,

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1 day ago

KCA Update - 2 New Board Members

Phil Davies from Kiwi Community Assistance (KCA)

Our charity has been operating throughout all levels of Covid-19 and have been super busy!

Our volunteers are feeling a bit frazzled as we have already surpassed the volumes of food collected in the previous financial year within 6.5 months of this financial year.

We are pleased to announce we … View more
Our charity has been operating throughout all levels of Covid-19 and have been super busy!

Our volunteers are feeling a bit frazzled as we have already surpassed the volumes of food collected in the previous financial year within 6.5 months of this financial year.

We are pleased to announce we have 2 new board members join our governance team.

I would like to introduce you to John and Victoria.

John is from Countdown and runs Countdown Johnsonville. We first worked with John when he ran Countdown Tawa over 5 years ago. He brings a wealth of knowledge from the food industry.

Victoria is from Foodstuffs North Island. Victoria and her husband John own New World Porirua. Victoria and John have been assisting KCA for the past 17 months. Victoria brings HR and health and safety experience with her.

We hope to have some exciting fundraising events in 2021 once recharge our batteries and get through this very interesting year.

Due to the housing crisis we are not collecting furniture and whiteware but are still accepting kids reading books, shoes, clothing, microwaves all in clean used good condition. It would be appreciated if items donated are still fit for purpose as they are passed on for free to clients working with our 74 partner agencies.

If you require food assistance, please go to your nearest foodbanks. KCA is a distribution hub to other agencies and groups. We don't work directly with the end recipients.

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1 day ago

What's On: Art in the Park

Vicki from Levin

A community event featuring local art, original craft, Pottery, performing art, food & more. A fine arts gallery at the Old Court House, exhibition at Te Takere library.
Art in the Park
  • Thompson House Park
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1 day ago

3 Living and Co mini bookcases and cubbies

Jane from Tawa

I have three of these sets of shelves to give away and 5 coloured drawers (2 blue, 2 pink and one green). The person who won it the other day has not picked it up so I'm posting again.
*GONE PENDING PICK-UP*

Free

1 day ago

SENIOR REGIONAL GAMES 2020

Corinne Morris from Age Concern Wellington

Come along to the Senior Regional Games, FREE and open to anyone and everyone! Tuesday 3rd November 10am - 2pm, bring your friends, wear comfortable clothes to move around in, and shoes that are sturdy with a good grippy sole.

What to expect:
Warm-up session taken by Club Active Gym Wellington
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Come along to the Senior Regional Games, FREE and open to anyone and everyone! Tuesday 3rd November 10am - 2pm, bring your friends, wear comfortable clothes to move around in, and shoes that are sturdy with a good grippy sole.

What to expect:
Warm-up session taken by Club Active Gym Wellington
Pickleball run by ASBSC Pickleball
Table tennis run by Table Tennis Wellington
Badminton run by Badminton Wellington Centre
Walking netball run by Netball Wellington Centre
Walking basketball run by Wellington Basketball Association
Indoor bowls run by Mornington Bowling Club
Dancing by Harbour City Rock N Roll Club

We hope to see you there! Register here: www.eventbrite.co.nz...

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1 day ago

Thank You Locals.

Rod from Hive World Honey

Thank you locals for a wonderful day at the Love Local Expo at Te Rauparaha Arena on Saturday. It was amazing to see so many turn out to support local businesses. Our shop is at 16 Wall Place and open Monday to Friday.

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1 day ago

Sold out in Australia. Here now.

Bredan Foot Supersite

The all new Isuzu is a must see, and some of the first delivery has just landed.

This is the first all-new D-Max in 8 years. It’s been redeveloped from top to bottom and sets a new benchmark for reliability, comfort and safety. In fact, it’s New Zealand’s safest ute.

Come and test … View more
The all new Isuzu is a must see, and some of the first delivery has just landed.

This is the first all-new D-Max in 8 years. It’s been redeveloped from top to bottom and sets a new benchmark for reliability, comfort and safety. In fact, it’s New Zealand’s safest ute.

Come and test drive one today. Get a free towbar when you buy one before the end of October.

Call Francois now on 04 237 0692 or 027 540 0058.

See the D-Max at our Porirua Showroom 10 Titahi Bay Rd, Porirua.
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1 day ago

Sick of snoring? Sleep better with Snorex

Snorex

Whether it's you or a partner, snoring isn't just an annoying noise. It impacts the health of the snorer, as well as the sleep quality of those around them.

Caused by the tissues of the throat relaxing and narrowing during sleep - snoring is a sign that a reduced amount of air is … View more
Whether it's you or a partner, snoring isn't just an annoying noise. It impacts the health of the snorer, as well as the sleep quality of those around them.

Caused by the tissues of the throat relaxing and narrowing during sleep - snoring is a sign that a reduced amount of air is breathed in during sleep.

Snorex is a custom made device that holds the jaw forward, opening up the airway and stopping snoring. Made in Stokes Valley for 25 years, each Snorex is custom fitted for comfort and efficacy.

For more information, or to book an appointment, check out our website or call 0800 766 739.
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1 day ago

A world full of opportunities

Queen Margaret College

Stepping into QMC Junior School marks the start of a learning adventure that equips students for their future. QMC is an IB World School, and proud to offer unparalleled excellence in research-based teaching, learning and wellbeing programmes.

Our Junior students learn new skills, develop … View more
Stepping into QMC Junior School marks the start of a learning adventure that equips students for their future. QMC is an IB World School, and proud to offer unparalleled excellence in research-based teaching, learning and wellbeing programmes.

Our Junior students learn new skills, develop confidence, aim for excellence, take risks, challenge and explore the world around them.

Every child enjoys access to a wide range of exhilarating cultural and sporting opportunities in a progressive, cosmopolitan, safe environment. We value diversity, and inclusivity – and are the school of choice for families from 54 countries worldwide.

Join us for Open Day, Years 4-6 to find out more and discover the difference a QM education will make to your child’s future.

Discover Years 4,5 and 6
Junior School Open Day
Wednesday 28 October
• 9am - 10.20am
• 5pm - 6.20pm

Places are limited. Book to avoid disappointment.
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2 days ago

What's On: Ohau School Ag Day

Nathan from Manakau

Fun for the whole family. Animal competitions, local produce stalls, fabulous food hot and home baking. Spaces available for non-food stalls for $20. Please contact school office on 06-368 7949.
Ohau School Ag Day
  • Ohau School,
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2 days ago

What's On: Ohau School Ag Day

Nathan from Manakau

Fun for the whole family. Animal competitions, local produce stalls, fabulous food hot and home baking. Spaces available for non-food stalls for $20. Please contact school office on 06-368 7949.
Ohau School Ag Day
  • Ohau School,
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